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This Course of Lectures will be given for the benefit of FRANCIS
S. LONG POST, G.A.R.,at FRANKLIN HALL, WILLIMANTIC, CONN.,
February 4, 1 0, 17 and 24, at 8 o'clock. Course Tickets, $1.00.
Single Admission, 35 cents. Tickets on sale at Wilson's Drug Store,
Baldwin's Clothing Store, and by comrades of the Post.
Managers of Amusement Halls, Lyceums, Enter-
tainment Courses and Societies, desiring to make
engagements for one lecture or the course, will please
Dr. C. D. HENDRICKSON,
American Illustrated Lectures,
Ije J|mepicaij |llu5tnated ffeciupes.
I HE desire to see other countries and scenes than those immediately
^J surrounding them, by those who have not enjoyed the privileges of
travel, the delight, also, of those who have visited the places and
scenes depicted, in again beholding them reproduced without the discom-
forts and fatigue of travelling, has created a demand for illustrated lectures.
Hitherto every country of Europe, India and the Orient have been thus
illustrated and described, but our own country, the most wonderful of all
in natural scenery, resources and development, has received but little
attention. To supply this lack is the design of the projectors of the
American Illustrated Lectures.
Believing that America surpasses the world in scenes that interest
the curious tourist, the scientist, the artist, and the poet, that there is
much in her history of absorbing interest to Americans, they have spared
neither pains nor expense in illustrating these subjects in a manner equal
to their merits, and superior to anything that has hitherto been attempted.
These are not mere exhibitions of views ; the lectures have been
prepared with scrupulous care. Statement of historical and statistical
facts may be relied upon as truthful, and conclusions upon scientific
points are in consonance with the advanced thought and researches of
The lecturer, by perfect familiarity with his subjects, through A^ears
of extensive travel, is enabled, in all particulars, to render the lectures
instructive, comprehensive, and correct in detail of statement, as well
In accordance with the usual custom, a few expressions of press and
people are appended to this programme.
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THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONJIL PMK.
z"*^ MERICA, with all its wealth and variety of natural scenery,
(OvT contains nothing more grand, unique and beautiful than the
^^^ ^^^ Yellowstone National Park. Here, within a jDublic domain
half the size of Massachusetts, forever set apart as a reservation for the
people, are scores upon scores of natural wonders paralleled nowhere
else in the world. '' It is a region of wonder, terror and delight, where
nature puts forth all her powers, and her moods are ever changing
from grave to gay, from lively to severe." To stand amid the springs
and colossal fountains of the geyser basins, with these tremendous
forces of nature in full action, or upon the brink of the great pictured rift
down which the floods of the Yellowstone find their way through these
strange scenes of wildness and fantastic beauty, are experiences never
to be effaced from the memory.
The views illustrating this lecture were taken by one of the most
experienced and skilful photographic artists in America, Mr. J. W.
Black of Boston, and many of them have been artistically colored.
Critics and art connoisseurs concede them to be superior to any ever
before shown the public, indeed, they are so perfect and realistic that
those who see them will obtain a very correct idea of this Wonderland
of the World.
Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views.
Our Guide. Little Jake, the pet of the pack. Gardiner
River Valley, Bunsen's Peak. Liberty Cap, a relic of the past.
Mammoth Hot Springs. The White Mountain. The beautiful terraced
formation. Pulpit Rock. Boiling Springs. The Acqueduct. Falls of
Gardiner River. The Silver Stream. A Romantic Ride. Norris
Geyser Basin. Steamboat Vent. Constant Geyser. Devil's Paint-
Pots. Boiling Mud Springs and Crystal Pools. Monument Park.
Lot's Wife, Nature's reminder of a Biblical incident. The Smoke-Stack.
Gibbon Canon. Falls of Gibbon River. Lower Geyser Basin.
Fountain Geyser. In Eruption. The Crater of the Great Fountain
Geyser. The Queen's Laundry. The Twin Domes. " Hell's Half
Acre." Excelsior Geyser. Prismatic Pool, Nature's marvellous color
ing. Distant View. Upper Geyser Basin. Looking North, South,
A Group of Geysers. Giant, Grotto and Castle. Crater of Old
Faithful. Formation of Geyserite. Old Faithful in Eruption. The
Lioness. Basin of Grand Geyser. The Grand in Eruption, and grand
it is. The Firehole River. Kepler's Cascade. Norris Pass, a rugged
way. The Continental Divide. First Glimpse of Yellowstone
Lake. Supper on the Shore — the luxury of a table. A True Fish
Story. 7788 feet above the sea. The Great Yellowstone Lake.
From Moonlight to Sunrise. Cascades of Yellowstone River. The
Legend of the Upper Falls. The Grand Canon and Lower Falls.
From Cliff to Cliff. Natural Towers, Spires and Pinacles. The
Pictured Rift. The Mighty Cataract. Shadows and Sunlight. Tower
Creek. The Last Camp. The Castellated Towers. No Thoroughfare.
Falls of Tower Creek. A Glimpse of Fairyland. The Rainbow in the
Mist. Mount Washburn. At the Base. On the Summit. Among
the Clouds. A Rude Monument, and Farewell to Wonderland.
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'Behold, I show you a delightsome land."
(^^ REGION of our country stigmatized only fourteen years ago, in an
CpK official report of an officer of the Government, as " a frigid alkali
^^ desert, uninhabited and uninhabitable." Dotted now with
ambitious young cities, hundreds of thriving villages and thousands of
homes of industrious, energetic and intelligent people. Boundless wheat
fields attest the fertility of its soil ; countless herds and flocks graze upon
plains where, but a few years ago, roamed buffalo, antelope and deer.
This lecture treats largely of Dakota, her people, industries,
resources, products, soil and climate. The views illustrate her magical
cities, which " spring up like toadstools in the dewfall of a night,"
"bonanza farms," and the farm of the poor settler. The expansive
prairies, the weird scenery of the " bad lands,'' the grand and rugged
scenery of the upper Missouri River, then on to •
" That desolate land and lone
Where the Big Horn and Yellowstone
Roar down their mountain path."
Showing the picturesque scenery of the Yellowstone River througli
pleasant plains and towering mountains to its source.
Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views.
Map of Dakota. A Magical City. Front Street, Fargo. High
School Building. Court House. Water Works. Electric Light Tower.
Union Elevator. "Bonanza Farming," 75,000 acres. Prairie Breaking.
Plowing. Seeding. Harrowing. A Sea of Wheat. Reaping (sixteen
self binders). Shocking. Threshing. A New England Farm. " Rocks
and Rills." Summer and Winter. Snow Blockade. Missouri River.
Railroad Bridge. Ice Bridge. Ice Breaking Up in the Spring. Running
Ice. Inundated Valleys. A Trip to Fort Benton. Steamer Loading.
Wooding up in the Mountains. Cailons of Missouri River. Sentinel
Rock. The Turk's Head. Satan's Wall. Fort Benton. Falls of the
Missouri. Rainbow Falls. Crystal Falls. Great Falls, from below;
from above. From the Mountains to the Gulf. The Bad Lands. Little
Missouri Station. Peaks, Domes and Buttes. Burning Coal Fields.
Pillars Capped with Petrifications. Clinker Summit. The Maiden and
her Watch-Dog. Bad Lands at Sunset. Pompey's Pillar. Inscription
Rock. Yellowstone Valley. Buffalo, Coyotes, Elk. The Cow-Boy.
Skull Bluff. The Gate of the Mountains. Paradise Valley. Emi-
grant Peak. Yankee Jim's Toll Gate. Second Caiion. The Sphinx.
Devil's Slide. Cinnabar. Railway Station. Hotel. A Dugout. The
Burro. The Prospector. Mountain View. Rustic Falls. Canon.
Sheepeater Indians. Obsidian Cliffs. Yellowstone River. By Bold
Bluffs. Through Wooded Slopes. Against the Mountain. Into the
Canon. An Arcadian Plain. Fossil Trees. Sulphur Mountain. Giants'
Cauldron. A Beautiful Landscape. The Lake. Paint Pots. The
Woods. The Camp. A Storm in the Mountains. The Three Tetons.
Snake River. The Grand Teton.
rei^issloric iYuir)S Qir)d ^ueJolos of
JN the basin of the San Juan River, in Colorado and New Mexico,
are found numerous and extensive ruins. On table-land and in
valleys imposing piles of masonry mark the site of ancient
towns, or pueblos. In the almost inaccessable cliffs of canons are
numberless cave dwellings ; the caves varying in size from mere cubby-
holes to immense caverns two hundred feet in diameter, containing ruins
of buildings two stories high and hundreds of feet in extent. Perched
in niches of the cliffs, from forty to seven hundred feet above their base,
are cliff houses, some of which, undoubtedly, centuries old, were so well
constructed and cemented to sloping ledges by their ancient builders
that they are to-day comparatively well preserved.
The immediate descendants of the cliff and cave dwellers are,
undoubtedly, the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. Whilst
two hundred and sixty-five years have witnessed wonderful changes in
America — the landing of the Pilgrims, the Indian wars and the Revolu-
tion — whilst forests have been reaped by agriculture, sterile plains
transformed into fertile fields, the Continent girded by telegraph wires
and the steel bands of railroads, these half-civilized descendants of a
pre-historic race have, seemingly, stood still. The description of their
customs, pursuits and habitations given by the Spaniards, who invaded
their country nearly three hundred and fifty years ago, would be equally
The lecture fully illustrates the ancient ruins of pueblos, cave and
cliff dwellings and the pueblos of the Moquis and Zuni Indians — their
customs, religious ceremonies, daily life, weapons, implements and
pottery. The results of scientific investigation in tlie fields of archaeology
and ethnology, regarding these Indians and their ancestors, are presented
in an interesting and comprehensive manner.
Many of the views illustrating this lecture have been kindly
tendered by the Bureau of Ethnology, Department of the Interior.
Others were especially taken by an eminent photographic artist. They
are, therefore, not only meritorious as works of art, but strictly accurate.
Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views.
Map. Ruins at Aztec Springs. Diagram of Buildings. Ancient
Masonry. Cave Dwellings on the McElmo. Fortified Rock. Two-story
Cliff House. Casa del Eco. The Old Watch Tower. Canon of the
Rio deChelly. Great Cliff Ruins (six views). Ruins near Jemez. The
MoQUis Pueblos. The Eastern Mesa. A Steep Trail. Wolpi. The
Sacred Rock. The Snake Dance. High Priest. The Sacred Bow.
Maidens with Sacred Meal. Dancers Bearing Serpents. Sichomivi.
Tew^\. Young Man and Maiden. Moosongnave, Shepauleva, Shemo-
pave. Implements. Stone Axes, Hammers, Ancient Vases, Cups,
Bowls and Cooking Vessels. Modern Ware. Canteens and Water
Vessels, Zuni Effigies, Indian Mill, Paint Mortar, Water Baskets, Mats,
Toys, Cradle, Corn Planter, War Club. Zuni. In the Distance. East
Front. Its Strange Appearance. View from Top of Pueblo. Thunder
Mountain. Governors House. Group of Chiefs. Old Church. Faustina
and Otubiana. French Flats. The Hair Dresser. Eagle Cages. Legend
of Montezuma and the Eagle. A Native Weaver at her Loom. A
Native Artist. The West Front. The Ox Cart. A Zuni Summer
Residence. The Sacred Mountain.
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(^T*N ELTEVING it is well that the American people, especially the
I J youth of the land, should be frequently reminded of the sacrifices,
heroism and sterling patriotism of their ancestors, in their struggle
for independence, and that the splendor of their achievements be not
eclipsed by the varied and great events of later years, this lecture has
As illuminated views, in an historical lecture, serve to illustrate and
define scenes and actions, as do pictures in a book, much time and labor
have been expended in procuring suitable illustrations, not only to
embellish, but to faithfully delineate facts. Scenes of bloodshed and
slaughter will not be depicted or dwelt upon for dramatic effect ; but,
whilst describing important battles, and due credit is given to the
contending forces as a whole, instances of individual heroism will be
pointed out, jDortraits of leading military men and statesmen, historic
buildings and places shown, and anecdotes and interesting narratives
given, thus presenting the bright rather than the dark side of the picture.
It is believed that those who attend this lecture will feel a greater
pride in their American citizenship, that their jDatriotism will be exalted,
their loyalty strengthened, and the growth of these principles fostered
in the young.
Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views.
Faneuil Hall. Old South Church. Warren's Oration. The Signals
Paul Revere's Ride. Battle of Lexington. Concord. Concord Bridge.
The Retreat. The Minute Man. Battle of Bunker Hill. The
Advance. Charlestown in Flames. Death of Warren. Portrait of
Warren. Monument Bunker Hill. General Washington. Taking
Command. Washington Elm. Landing of British at Long Island. The
Battle. Sterling's Charge. Retreat. Jumel Mansion. Harlem Plains.
Chatterton's Hill. Washington Heights. Fort Lee. Retreat through
the Jerseys. Crossing the Delaware. Battle of Trenton. Lord Corn-
wallis. The Stolen March. Battle of Princeton. Washington's Charge.
Portraits. Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Hancock, Patrick
Henry, Lee, Jefferson, Payne, Robert Morris. Independence Hall.
Signing the Declaration. Liberty Bell. Fort Ticonderoga. Ethan
Allen. Generd Burgoync. General Stark. The Fighting Parson.
Bennington Heights. Battle of Saratoga. General Gates.' The
Captured Cannon. Benedict Arnold. Arnold's Charge. General Eraser.
Last Volley of the Brunswickcrs. The Cottage. The Soldier's Burial.
Surrender of Burgoyne. General Schuyler. Daniel Morgan. Fort
Mercer. Whitall House. Old Lady Spinning. Valley Forge. The
Deputation from Congress. The Huts. The Prayer. Lafayette. Stuben.
Battle of Monmouth. The Rebuke. Molly Pitcher. General Wayne.
Capture of Stony Point. Surrender of Fort Vincennes. Yorktown.
The First Gun. Burning Vessels. Capture of the Redoubts. The
Parley. The Surrender.
V^/HE initial lecture of this course was given last season, in various
^J New England cities, and attention is respectfully invited to extracts
from a few of the many press notices received. The other lectures
of the course are entirely new, but the managers are confident that they
will be found of equal interest and merit.
"WONDERLAND OF THE WORLD."
Under this title, Dr. C. D. Ilendrickson gave a lecture in Music Hall last evening
to an appreciative audience. The lecture was copiously illustrated. The pictures, some
three score in number, were taken from as many different spots in the famous National
Park in Wyoming, and particularly the famous geysers, or hot springs. Most of the
views were in color, and, when described by the intelligent lecturer, wrought forcibly
upon the fancy of the audience, few of whom had ever seen the beauties of the scenes
described or had any idea of their grandeur and sublimity, to say nothing of their pic-
turesque beauty. The stereopticon worked to perfection, the lecture was concisely yet
instructively descriptive, and the occasion was among the more enjoyable in a modern
class of public entertainment. — Boston Herald, A'ov, 25, 1884.
" The Wonderland of the World," is what the Yellowstone National Park is called
by Dr. Hendrickson. After listening to his spirited description of a tour through this
strange region, and beholding the magnificent views of the more remarkable points, the
audience is forced to acknowledge that the title is not inappropriate. The illustrations
are remarkable examples of the photographic art, far in advance of anything previously
shown. Never before, we believe, lias any successful attempt been made to reproduce
the bewildering mass of color which surrounds these boiling fountains. — Boston Evening
Trattscript, Nov. 25, 1884.
Last evening all the seats upon the floor of Music Hall, as well as many in the
balconies, were occupied by an audience that for taste and refinement would compare
favorably with any of the large audiences that one often sees in the modern Athens.
The attraction that drew forth this assemblage was an illustrated lecture by Dr. C. D.
Hendrickson, and they were more than compensated for the time and trouble that they
gave, for the evening's entertainment was instructive, entertaining and profitable. The
topic that the lecturer chose was a fruitful theme, " The Wonderland of the World."
The speaker graphically described the beauties of the place, its canons, rivers and
geysers, and illustrated his remarks with a large number of views, which were genuine
works of art. That they pleased was evident, for often applause was given with no
stinted hand. — Boston Daily Globe, Nov, 25, 1SS4.
At Music Hall, on Monday evening, Dr. C. D. Henclrickson delivered the first of
the American Illustrated Lectures before a large and brilliant audience. The special
subject was "The Wonderland of the World: the Yellowstone National Park." The
lecture itself was a very interesting and instructive one, while the magnificent illus-
trations, so perfect and realistic in every detail, as they pictured upon the canvas the
natural beauties of that far-famed region, made it seem to the beholder that he was
indeed in the land of wonder and actually viewing the scenes described. The audience
greatly enjoyed the entertainment afforded by the views of the Yellowstone, and the
American Illustrated Lectures are destined to rank among the foremost of such edu-
cational entertainments. — Boston Evening Traveller, Nov. 26, 18S4.
Dr. C. D. Hendrickson delivered in Music Hall, last evening, an illustrated lecture
upon the Yellowstone National Park, the " Wonderland of the World." Of the mag-
nificent views, which are the chief feature of the entertainment, it would be difficult to
speak in exaggerated praise. They are wonderful works of art, masterpieces of repro-
duced nature. Nothing but actual witnessing of the magnificent scenes could be more
vivid in color and every detail. A transformation from moonlight to sunrise on Lake
Yellowstone is probably the grandest effect ever produced with the stereopticon. —
Boston Journal, Nov. 25, 1884.
An audience much larger in numbers than is usually drawn together by lectures in
this city listened at the Opera House, last night, to Dr. C. D. Hendrickson's address
upon the wonders of the Yellowstone National Park. The eye and the imagination
were first entranced, then well-nigh awed, as picture after picture shone forth, each pre-
senting some new scene of splendor, and the beauty of the pictures themselves, par-
ticularly of those touched by the painter, called forth applause at almost each revelation.
— Springfield Republican, Nov. 18, 1884.
At Music Hall, last evening, Dr. C. D. Hendrickson delivered the first of a series
of illustrated lectures on purely American subjects. The title of the lecture was " The
Wonderland of the World, the Yellowstone Park," and the lecturer showed himself
thoroughly conversant with the subject, a master of descriptive language and an elo-
quent and fluent speaker. The views illustrating the lecture were simply superb, and
the dissolving and colored ones received liberal and enthusiastic applause. The lecture
in itself would hold any audience, but when the views so finely showed the places
touched upon it made an entertainment that should pack the largest halls in the country.
Dr. Hendrickson carried his audience from one point of interest to another until the
close, when, as one gentlemen expressed it, all felt as if they must be in the Park, and
began to wonder how they would get home. — Providence Evening Telegram, Ja7t. 15
A fair-sized audience assembled in Music Hall, last evening, to listen to Dr. C. D.
Hendrickson on the Yellowstone National Park. The lecture was an intellectual treat,
the value of which was considerably enhanced by the very masterly and eloquent man-
ner in which Dr. Hendrickson presented his subject. The illuminated views which
illustrated the lecture were of a superb order, and the more remarkable of them received
well-merited applause. The Doctor carried his audience in imagination to every im-
portant spot in that great park, and minutely described the places. The interest in the
lecture increased towards the end, and worked into a climax when the lecturer described
the scene presented to view from among the clouds. — Providence Journal, Jan. 15, 1S85.
Those who bought tickets for the Star course and neglected to go to the extra enter-
tainment last evening missed, in the illustrated lecture on the Yellowstone National Park,
a most instructive and interesting evening. The lecturer, Dr. C. D. Hendrickson, is a
tall, well-formed man, in appearance suggesting Carl Zerrahn, and speaks fluently and
pleasantly. Having prefaced his lecture the speaker called the stereopticon to his aid,
and conducted his audience through the series of wild and fantastic scenes of this
remarkable region. The list of views, some seventy in number, comprise by far the
best productions of photography and plate coloring that have yet been seen here. The
lecturer's statement, that nature became almost barbaric in her coloring when she came
to the wonders of Wyoming, was borne out by his views. As plate succeeded ])late
descriptions of the scenes were interspersed, making a connected and entertaining
story. — Worcester Daily Spy, Dec. 13, 1884.
The managers of the Star course of entertainments gave their patrons a genuine
and delightful treat, last evening, in an extra lecture by Dr. C. D. Hendrickson. He is
a new aspirant on the platform, and if his success of last evening is the gauge of his
career he will certainly be in the list of favorites. He spoke on the Yellowstone
National Park, describing its location, extent, and wonderful natural curiosities and
scenery. The lecture was the setting of about seventy-five views recently taken in the
Park, by excellent artists, and many of them were artistically colored. The collection
is a most interesting one, and contains a variety of wonderful scenes, so often described
by travellers but impossible to comprehend without such aids as this lecture. The
speaker was interesting, and the audience was delighted. — Worcester Evc7iitig Gazette
Dec. 13, 1884.
The Star course of entertainments was closed on Wednesday evening, by a superb
illustrated lecture on the Yellowstone National Park, by Dr. C. D. Hendrickson. The
speaker gave a charmingly interesting description of that section of our country, clothed
in choice language, with a pleasing, fluent style of oratory. Any attempt to particularize
in a lecture of this description would prove abortive; we can simply say that scene
after scene was thrown upon the screen with wonderfully fine effect, the eloquent delin-
eative remarks enhancing the interest. A portion of the views were finely colored, and
these, with many others, called forth the admiration of the audience in bursts of enthu-
siastic applause. The lecturer held the audience in the closest attention until the close,
and his hearers would willingly have listened longer to his vivid relation of this mar-
vellous portion of our country. Upon leaving the hall expressions of delight could be
heard on every side. — Lynn Bee, Jan. 22, 1885.
A Reminder of a Biblical Incident. — "Lot's Wife" is the name given by
Dr. Hendrickson to an extinct geyser in the Yellowstone National Park, and the pho-
tographer has been very happy in his efforts to secure a most natural picture of this
freak of nature, as shown in the illustrated lecture on the '• Wonderland of the World,"
the Yellowstone National Park. This is only one of seventy views of the remarkable
scenery of this region, and is a formation of geyserite which has assumed the outlines
of a woman. — Boston Daily Globe, Nov. 22, I084.
At Franklin Hall, Thursday night. Dr. C. D. Hendrickson gave his illustrated
lecture entitled " Wonderland of the World." Shortly after eight o'clock the lights in
the hall were extinguished, and suddenly, as if by magic, the audience saw before them
the jDeculiar scenery of the Yellowstone Valley. Under the able guidance of Dr. Hen-
drickson and by the aid of illuminated views the party climbed the rugged mountains
of the National Park, and descended into its beautiful valleys, pausing often to gaze
upon its most striking features, its boiling springs, its fiery geysers, its gorgeous
canyons and its foaming rivers. It was a very enjoyable and instructive entertainment.
— Plymouth County Journal, Feb. 6, 1885.
Dr. Hendrickson is an easy and graceful lecturer, and his matter is so arranged
that it is at all times in harmony with the scene upon the canvas. — Naslma Telegraph.
The best people in Orange paid Dr. Hendrickson the compliment of their presence
in large numbers, last Friday evening, when he gave here for the first time his illustrated
lecture on the Yellowstone National Park, and they were loud in their praise at the
gratification and instruction the entertainment afforded them. The views are not only
as accurate as photographs can be, but finished in the highest style of the art ; the run-
ning description accompanying them gives just the information about the Park and its
wonders that most people care for. No illustrated lecture was ever prepared with
greater expenditure of time and money and pains than this, and those people in the
cities and towns where it may be delivered will miss a rare treat if they fail to see and
hear it. — Orange Journal , Nov. 23, 1S84.
The lecture and its illustrations was magnificent in all of its details, from the
starting point in the Gardiner River Valley to the farewell scene among the clouds on
the summit of Mount Washburne. Dr. Hendrickson, the lecturer, states his points
pleasantly, but with a positiveness that commands respect and a candid hearing. —
Athol Chronicle, Dec. 4, 18S4.
The illustrated lecture by Dr. C. D. Hendrickson on the "Wonderland of the
World," the first in the series of American illustrated lectures, has received the endorse-
ment not only of the most critical audience that a lecturer could possibly appear before,
the Boston Art Club, but has been unanimously praised by the entire press wherever it
has been given. Lovers of beautiful scenery should not miss the opportunity to become
familiar with the natural scenery of our own country which these lectures afford. —
Boston Courier, Nov. 2.3, 1884.
The lecture, "Wonderland of the World," was given by invitation before the
Boston Art Club, Wednesday evening, October 29, 1884. At the next regular meeting
of the club the following resolution was adopted : —
Resolved,T\i2X in our opinion the illustrations are very superior, and the correctness
of detail and realistic coloring entitle them to take rank as works of art, and that the
lecture is interesting, instructive, and of a high order of literary merit.
The reputation of the Boston Art Club is so well known that the endorsement by
that club of the American Illustrated Lectures is in itself a guarantee that the lectures
are of the highest order of art and literary merit. — Boston Post, Nov. 17, 1884.
THE GRAND GEYSER.